Author Spotlight: Diana Pharaoh Francis

  • Author: Diana Pharaoh Francis
  • Genre: Fantasy
  • Sex: Series dependent. Diamond City books contain explicit romantic sex.
  • Violence: Moderate.
  • Reading Level: Moderate.
  • Adult Subject Matter: Moderate.
  • Language: Dependent on series, generally light to moderate.

My first foray into Diana Pharaoh Francis‘s work was her Path trilogy. Path of Fate, to this day, remains one of my favorite books. First, I have a serious thing for birds of prey. I love reading about them–especially when they’re partnered with people in fantasy. Birds of prey come second only to horses and other magical equines, including unicorns and pegasi, so it really doesn’t surprise me how much I loved this series.

When I first read these books long ago, I was drawn to the series by the first book’s cover. Woman protagonist, bird of prey? Take all of my money! I was out of the book store in record time with my new acquisition. I’ve since gone through numerous replacements of the paperback title. Some died due to bathtub reading. Others were worn out. It’s just a series I keep returning to, which is great.

There’s always room for a favorite book.

I haven’t gotten a chance to read her latest series, although they’re high on my to-be-read list. I have the first of the Diamond City novels on my kindle, so as soon as I have reading time, it’s going to be read. I’m really looking forward to it.

SnakeHeadGlyphWhat I really like about Diana Pharaoh Francis‘s writing is her characterization; in her stories, I really read for the characters. While the plots are interesting, the characters always come first, which I really appreciate as a reader. If I enjoy the Diamond City books half as much as the Path books, they’ll number among my favorites. (And yes, I know the Diamond City books contain explicit sex because I asked. I like going into novels prepared for whether or not it contains explicit sex. I don’t mind it in books; I want to know if it’ll be there before I get started, especially if I think I’ll be around younger kids while I’m reading.)

Happy reading, book lovers!

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